How does salt affect congestive heart failure?
Hello, I am 24 years old male. My father is a 53-year-old surfer with high blood pressure and according to doctors main reason for high blood pressure is the high consumption of salt. I was confused so I did some research and according to studies, excessive sodium intake may worsen high blood pressure, or hypertension. Some studies also suggest that there may be a link between sodium intake and osteoporosis and stomach cancer. Additionally, consuming salty foods over a long period of time can accustom your taste buds to the taste, and in turn, make you more likely to reach for saltier foods. Can anyone explain how salt affects congestive heart failure?
@maximino Yes, it does. Excessive sodium intake is linked to water retention, and it is also a risk factor for high blood pressure. Both excessive sodium intake and high blood pressure are major risk factors for development. . High blood pressure increases the risk of developing heart failure and can worsen existing heart failure. Hypertension may also lead to other types of heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure. A low-sodium diet may help lower or prevent high blood pressure and may reduce the risk of such diseases. It is advised for patients with heart failure to restrict the amount of salt they consume per day.